Design Specialist for an Innovative World
I was born in Boise, Idaho and have a natural love for the wilderness and the Rocky Mountains. I feel very blessed in life to have been raised in a loving home as a child being exposed to music, artwork & literature from my incredible parents. My teenage years consisted of studies in Art and Drafting classes in High School. This propelled me to create many things including my first pen & paper games that my friends and I would play, revise, and play again. I enjoy reading science fiction & fantasy novels. My quiet hobby is Astronomy and enjoy viewing the night sky with my 6" Dobson Style Telescope. My not so quiet hobby of being a vocalist and songwriter still persists to this day when I have the time.
I have a secret passion for great art and my independent studies lead me to great masters in the arts. My foundation of traditional art knowledge came from Gayle Prince, A world-renowned artist of modern spiritual works. I also loved working with animation and went to DigiPen Institute of Technology to help me learn how to teach youth the basics of animation creation which I have employed as a volunteer merit badge counselor for the Animation and Game Design merit badges for the Boy Scouts of America.
Vocationally I have worked in graphic design for digital and print applications. I wanted to grow more in interactive designs so all my educational interests pointed to one school that could help me get to the next level. I finished my B.S. in Game Design from Full Sail University Online on December 20, 2019. This has been more than just learning how to make great interactive entertainment but put me in the arena of learning AR/VR/XR platforms as well as gaining core design principles in UI/UX design.
What does the future have in store for me? When I finish my B.S. degree from Full Sail University I plan on taking a Masters Program in Mobile Gaming at Full Sail University as an online student. I hope to combine this to my skill set as an Interactive Design Specialist.